Class 9 student commits suicide in Bhopal, second in a week

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Feb 28, 2016 19:29 IST

A 15-year-old student of Government Naveen High School committed suicide on Saturday at his Vallabh Nagar house in Bhopal.

A Class 9 student, Sumit Moye, hanged himself from a ceiling hook in his house around 11 am on Saturday when he was alone, police said.

This is the second suicide by a student in the week. On February 23, a Class 11 student of Delhi Public School was found hanging from a slider in a park in front of his house in Red Square Colony. The boy allegedly took the step after he failed in two subjects.

Another Class 12 student of Jabalpur’s Chappar area was found hanging self in his hostel room on February 25. Investigation is underway in both the cases.

Recently, a third year engineering student committed suicide for ‘failing’ to live up to the expectations of her parents.

Moye’s parents were informed about the incident by their neighbours, police said. Around noon, the boy was taken to a hospital where doctor’s declared him dead on arrival.

No suicide note was found on the boy, police said.

“Sumit was a very jovial boy and was the dearest among the three brothers. On Saturday he didn’t go to school saying that his teacher had asked students to prepare for the upcoming examination...He never told us if he was facing any problem or was under pressure due to studies. He was did not seem depressed due to any reason,” said Nageen Pawar, the boy’s uncle.

The police have registered the matter under section 174 of criminal procedure code and investigations are on in the matter.

The rising number of student suicides had recently triggered a debate among experts.

Activists feel a change in the people’s mindset is needed utmost to stop young minds from wilting under pressure.

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